Capitol Attack Panel To Weigh Criminal Contempt Against Bannon As Trump Sues ��� Live

Greetings from Washington, live blog readers.

The House select committee investing the Capitol insurrection will meet this evening to consider whether to hold one of

Donald Trump’s former top advisers,

Steve Bannon, in contempt for defying the panel’s subpoenas.

Bannon and three of Trump’s other former top aides --

Mark Meadows,

Dan Scavino and

Kash Patel -- have been instructed to assist the committee’s efforts to learn more about the January 6 attack that left five people dead.

January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte)

NEW: Chairman @BennieGThompson and Vice Chair @RepLizCheney statement on the former President's lawsuit: https://t.co/icgvsV7AMG

October 19, 2021

Meanwhile, Trump himself has filed a lawsuit in DC District Court against the committee, attempting to shield certain White House documents from being subpoenaed by claiming executive privilege.

That legal argument is considered extremely weak, given that Trump is no longer president and thus cannot claim executive privilege.

Joe Biden could claim executive privilege in the matter, but the current president has indicated he will not do so.

The committee’s response to the lawsuit underscored how committed the lawmakers are to moving forward with their investigation, regardless of Trump’s antics.

“The former President’s clear objective is to stop the Select Committee from getting to the facts about January 6th and his lawsuit is nothing more than an attempt to delay and obstruct our probe,” said Democratic chair

Bennie Thompson and Republican vice-chair

Liz Cheney. “Precedent and law are on our side.”

The blog will have more coming up, so stay tuned.

Source : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2021/oct/19/us-politics-latest-news-capitol-attack-panel-bannon-trump-biden?page=with:block-616ec7f18f08a0e2b9b7d6da

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